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Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

The Harrogate Crime Festival happens every year, but this was my first one as I've been away on hols for this weekend for the past couple of years. I went in my capacity as editor, as we had lots of lovely authors attending - one of whom. C.L. Taylor, won an award! However, it was… Continue reading Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

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ThankBookFor podcast

Last year, before my book deal was signed, I recorded a podcast with the brilliant Tom Bissell at ThankBookFor. We discussed working as an editor, favourite books, writing processes, getting an agent and at one point, you can hear me squeal as a picture falls of the wall. Have a listen here: http://www.thankbookfor.com/phoebe-morgan-podcast-notes Make sure… Continue reading ThankBookFor podcast

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The importance of covers in commercial fiction

In commercial fiction, the importance of book covers cannot be underestimated. Think about it – you’re walking through a bookshop, and what do you immediately see? Jacket after jacket, all clamouring for your attention like over-excited puppies in a pet shop (with less yapping). Covers are the main selling point for retailers, and the absolute… Continue reading The importance of covers in commercial fiction